Post-Baccalaureate Program

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate LogoThe University of Miami Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program is specifically designed for those desiring a career change or non-science majors interested in pursuing a health professional career in medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Program Overview

The University of Miami offers a non-degree certificate program for college graduates who seek admission to a health professional program such as medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Students who choose the University of Miami receive a well-rounded education that balances classroom studies with intensive practical experience - all under the tutelage of some of the nation's most outstanding faculty. The program is designed for students who did not complete the classes required for admission by most health professional schools in their undergraduate curriculum. Additionally, research and volunteer opportunities are available for those interested.

Our program is tailored for students with little or no science preparation, and the coursework takes approximately one to one and a half calendar years to complete. This program is not for students seeking pre-health science enhancement.

Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of 40-44 credits of classes taken at the University of Miami (courses vary based on a student’s individual program needs). To qualify for the certificate, these classes must be completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Program Requirements

For program admission, a competitive applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) during the last four semesters of academic work (undergraduate or graduate).
    • Only grades posted as of the date the application is submitted will be considered.
    • Students who apply for the program while enrolled in courses may not wait until the end of term to request GPA recalculation.
  • Have not taken two or more of the required courses as they will be ineligible for admission unless such courses were taken more than five years ago.

Program Courses

  • General Biology (BIL 150)
  • General Biology Lab (BIL 151)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity (BIL 160)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity Lab (BIL 161)

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHM 121)
  • Chemistry I Lab (CHM 113)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHM 221)
  • Chemistry Lab (CHM 114)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHM 222)
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab (205)

  • Biochemistry (BMB 401)
  • Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHM 206)

  • College Physics I (PHY 101)
  • Physics I Lab (PHY 106)
  • College Physics II (PHY 102)
  • Physics II Lab (PHY 108)

Program Support Services

  • Orientation with Pre-Health Director
  • Individual career advising
  • Assistance with the application process to professional schools
  • Committee Letter Packet written by the director
  • Research and volunteer opportunities on the Miller School of Medicine campus
  • On-campus tutoring services
  • Assistance with shadowing opportunities

Program Tuition

Tuition charges are assessed based on the number of credits for which the student is enrolled.

Financial Assistance

This is a non-degree-seeking program; therefore, financial assistance is limited. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 305-284-6000 or

Application Information

The deadline for the Fall Start has been EXTENDED to April 2, 2021. 

  • Signed application form (online) 
  • $75 Non-refundable Application Fee (online payment available)
  • Two (2) recommendation letters (via email to
  • Official Transcript(s)*
  • Personal Statement Essay**

*Electronic copies may be sent via email to mailed copies should be directed to the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring to the address provided below.

**Using approximately 500-1,000 words, please articulate what contributed to your decision to pursue a career in medicine. 

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Application Fee Options:

  • Credit Card (secured online credit card transaction link will be sent via email once the application is submitted). 
  • Check or Money Order payable to "University of Miami" and mailed to:                              
          University of Miami 
          Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring 
          1365 Memorial Drive, Ungar 103
          Coral Gables, FL 33146


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Refund Policy: The $75 application fee for the Post-Baccalaureate Program is non-refundable.

Privacy Policy: No information provided while registering for the program will be sold or made available to companies or organizations not affiliated with the University of Miami. You can read more here.


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Program Contact

Arnose Byfield
Arnose Byfield, Post-Bacc Program Coordinator Email Icon

Phone: 305-284-5176

Fax: 305-284-8278

1365 Memorial Drive

Ungar Building, Suite 103

Coral Gables, FL 33146